The making of the corporate
video for CSIR Cmore
Have a look at our article on the corporate video we did for the CSIR about their Cmore project.
We filmed this video over 2 days on the border of the Kruger National Park at GKEPF (The Greater Kruger Environmental Protection foundation) just outside the Orpen gate.
We have a proven track record with the CSIR in Pretoria as we have been their go to suppliers when it comes to corporate photography and corporate videography in Pretoria and all around South Africa.
The CSIR Pretoria approached us to help them with a marketing video for the Cmore system. The script was written by internal communications at the CSIR in Pretoria.
As with most projects these days, we had a very small and limited budget.
With only a script and 2 days booked at GKEPF we drove to the Low-veld. We where only a team of 4 people, 1 camera operator Pieter from Kaimara,the client Lesa and Estelle from the CSIR and Elise from stoprhinopoaching.com
On our arrival at GKEPF we where met by Otch, the main guy in charge at GKEPF, luckily we knew him very well and he was the person who was going to help us to get things done and organised, small things like rangers, a helicopter and some dogs, and of course some poachers (actors). This helped us a lot to keep costs down in the production of this video.
What is Cmore, click here to read more about it:
The Steps we took in making this video:
Planning, scripting and filming
The corporate video script was written by Lesa with inputs from the cmore team.
As with most things we started with the beginning, we walked into the GKEPF office and just started filming.
We did a quick setup and got some b-role of the people working in the office, I then mic’ed up each person and we recorded one line at a time until we got all the lines on the script.
We filmed all the interviews and office scenes on Day 1.
We also made sure that everything we needed for the b-role was organised before the end of day 1.
Day 2 started very early, and we made sure we started with the first available light.
We had 5 rangers ready to assist us with 1 dog. We turned 2 of the rangers into poachers.
I first went and shot all the scenes of the poachers on their own in the bush, then we filmed the rangers tracking them.
When the helicopter arrived we dropped everything and quickly filmed the helicopter and aerial video scenes, so that the helicopter can go back to doing real work.
We finished the day of filming the chase scene and the scene where the rangers finally captures the poachers.
I filmed the above scene, capturing of the poachers once with a GoPro with a Karma grip and then again hand held with the 5dmkiv, I mostly filmed each scene twice or at most 3 times with different cameras or techniques, as I was the only camera operator.
This gave me more options in editing.
I knew we had a small budget, so I took the minimum video gear.
What was in my bag:
1 x Canon 5dMKIV – Great versatile camera with slow motion video, 4K video and great colour science, great for harsh environments and reliable.
1 x Canon 70D – Great as a second camera for interviews
1 x Canon 27-70mm F2.8 Mkii
1 x Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Mkii
1 x GoPro Hero 5 with a Karma grip – Easy to use gimbal, small and easy to fit into my camera bag.
1 x Rhino slider – Best slider in the world.
1 x Manfrotto tripod with video head – At least one proper video tripod
1 x 3 Legged thing – Albert – Great for second angle, small and great for travelling.
1 x H4 Zoom recorder – Good sound
1 x Sennheiser lapel mic – great little mic
1 x Sennheiser Earphones – Always listen to your sound when you record
2 x Variable ND filters
1 x Evoc camera bag to put all these stuff inside.
1 x Tripod bag for 2 tripods and the video slider.
After 2 long days in the bush we went back to Pretoria.
When I arrived back, I backed up the video footage and dumped all the files.
Step 1 was to Pluraleyes (syncing audio and video files) all the interviews.
I then edited the interviews and chose all the nice lines.
Working with the script I edited all the lines together to get the story right.
When I was finally happy with the story I started with the intro and adding all the b-role footage.
I then graded the video to make it more difficult to tell the time of day as we did shoot some scenes out of sequence.
I edited this corporate video using Adobe’s Premier Pro, 1 x 4TB USB-C LACIE hard drive and a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
Here is the final video:
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STEVEN & NICOLE
This must be one of our favourite, favourite weddings!
Steven and Nicole got married last year, and we loved every part of it! We might be slightly biased because our paths have crossed professionally over the past few years, so we know what an adorable couple they are. Nevertheless, we LOVED sharing in the joy and love of their wedding day! There were countless moments of true love and appreciation all around – between Steven and Nicole, as well as their friends and families. What an absolute pleasure to be able to capture. 🙂
The ceremony and reception took place at Die Ambassade in Pretoria. Their amazing ideas transformed the venue into a dreamy fairy garden, filled with natural elements to match the theme of celebration and love around a harvest table.
Here are some of the excellent suppliers we got to work with:
Venue: Die Ambassade
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever New
Hair & Make-Up: Dandy M Studios
Hair Accessory: Lorean Jewellery
Band: Monkey’s Wedding
Stationary: Blank Canvas Studio
Events Coordinator: Otto de Jager Events
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CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY |
SEDA ANNUAL REPORT
It’s a brand new year, and we’re looking forward to all the little adventures 2017 has in store for us!
2016 was a very successful year for Kaimara, which we are extremely grateful for. One of the bigger projects we were involved in was SEDA’s Annual Report. We were sent all around the country to photograph their success stories, and got to meet interesting, innovative people.
You are welcome to have a look at the report here: http://www.seda.co.za/Publications/Publications/Seda%20Annual%20Report%202015-16.pdf
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GERHARD & NIENKE
Just outside Modimolle in the heart of the bushveld lies a little piece of paradise, Shangri-La Country Hotel and Spa, where Gerhard and Nienke tied the knot. It was a beautiful, lush wedding where every detail mattered. Chrystalace complemented the soft decor with gorgeous stationary!
Gerhard and Nienke make a dream couple; Nienke a flawless, classic bride, with a friendly, gentle manner, and Gerhard a handsome groom who could not keep his eyes off of his bride. We loved spending time with them!
The guys from Lens Flare captured the day on video – thanks guys for the fun day together!
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ACCESS BANK CONFERENCE
We hopped over to Lagos, Nigeria in December for the Access Bank Conference. There were some great names – what a great experience!
Some of the speakers include Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Ted Souder, Head of Industry, Retail at Google, Alec Ross, Author & Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Founder and ex-Managing Director of Grameen Bank – Nobel Peace Prize 2006, Jose-Maria Figueres, President Carbon War Room & President of Costa Rica (1994 –1998) and Eliza Manningham-Buller, Former Director MI5, to mention a few.
For video clips of the conference, visit www.access-conference.org/2015-edition.
Cue AV were responsible for designing and constructing the stage, sound and amazing lighting. It is always such a pleasure to work with them!
Here are some of the pictures we took. 🙂
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COUPLE SHOOT |
HEILA & HEINRICH
Heila and Heinrich are such a funny, playful couple – it was definitely worth getting up super early to walk around Pretoria CBD with them. 😉 You can see by the way Heinrich looks at her that he completely and totally adores Heila, and she knows just how to bring out the best in him. This kind of love and mutual respect is always special to see.
Have a look at some of the beautiful photos we captured!
They are such a playful, fun couple, the picture below reminded us of them! 😉
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